A Plug In is An Addition to A Software Package
The whole “plug-in” thing threw me for a loop in the beginning because the last time I had worked on websites, WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) site builders were cutting edge.
The Elements That Make A Content Website
- Domain Name (buy one for about $20/year at GoDaddy, as I did at first, or your host provider, like I did at SiteGround once I realized I could buy the domains right there through my hosting account)
- This shit is CONFUSING as hell. DO NOT sink time into it. SiteGround or BlueHost are common good choices. Webhosting packages range in price. Just buy one.
- Site Building Software
- if you are a programmer, you shouldn’t be reading this, but you also won’t need these
- WordPress is the most common and the only one I’ve tried
- There is a difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org. I barely understand it so I believe I signed up for accounts with both. You want WordPress.org unless you understand why you want WordPress.com.
- WordPress doesn’t cost anything. Your host will likely have the automatic option for you to install WordPress onto your site after you sign up for hosting. You don’t have to install anything on your computer to use it.